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youngish

[yuhng-ish] /ˈyʌŋ ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat young.
Origin of youngish
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; young + -ish1
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  • He was youngish, Sam said, an' he had on a light coat, an' the pockets on 't bulged.

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    Alice Brown
  • He was youngish an' she was younger an'—she wasn't goin' out anywheres that summer.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • She was, of course, a youngish woman then, though no chicken.

    The Lion's Mouse

    C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • So, you sees, my youngish friends, dat oders suffer like yourselfs.

    She and I, Volume 2 John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Besides he's youngish and good-looking, has splendid estates, and I really like him.

    The Smart Set

    Clyde Fitch

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